Floating Jangwi

Jangwi is a neighbourhood in Seoul, under redevelopment plan led by the government and the real estate industry. The locals’ stories are told using nautical flags as if they are vessels lost at sea. The complex power structures and conflicts are revealed through metaphors such as pirates, big capital, mirage, fisher’s union, and the green zone.

The nautical flags that the marine ships carry, are used to express their current state or to ask questions to know the state of another.

Collaborative work by Sunjoo Lee, Koun Baak and Missing Room
Funded by Seoul Design Foundation

48 selected photos were exhibited at :
Exhibition <Floating Jangwi> at Missing Room, Seoul, Korea, September 2017